0 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2011 11:56 PM by annaks
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I tried to follow the instructions on an old post


and copied messages from a mailbox "ON MY MAC" to my desktop,

before I deleted the mailbox, just in case I needed them back.

I deleted it because a rule I made in preferences did not work.

It grabbed many more messages than I expected,

and I could not put those messages back in the inbox,

even after changing the rule.


Now I do need them back in Mail.


I dragged the message folder from the mailbox in Finder,

not holding the option key down. 1st oops! (using Finder)

They are from a POP account.

They are not stored in Time Machine since I use TM manually,

as it is causing problems for me.

(Apparently I need to do an erase and install Snow Leopard,

but that is a whole other post To Do.)

I added and deleted the mailbox without backing up. 2nd oops!


These are my most important messages, from friends and family.


Can anyone help?

iMac9,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iphoto '09 v 8.1.1